DID IT BRING BACK A FUNNY MEMORY? LETS GET SERIOUS!
DO YOU EVER SEE...
or HOW ABOUT
HOW ABOUT NOW
DID YOU LAUGH?
DID YOU SMILE?
DID IT BRING BACK A FUNNY MEMORY?
What do we know about ALCOHOL?
YOU MUST BE 21 or OLDER
Approximately 5,000 people UNDER 21 DIE each year in ALCOHOL related DEATHS .
What makes us want to experiment with ALCOHOL?
IS IT WORTH IT?
How do we LEARN ABOUT ALCOHOL and what DAMAGES it can CAUSE?
How do YOU REACT when someone tries to TEACH YOU the DANGERS of ALCOHOL ?
ALCOHOL is BAD!!! Stay away from it and your life will be so much better. You don’t need alcohol to have a GOOD TIME! She is so lame. Like she would know how to have a good time. You going to that party tonight? Everyone will be there. LISTEN IGNORE
In the END , YOU make the DECISION.
Lets take a LOOK and then see HOW YOU FEEL
ALCOHOL EVERYDAY nearly 12,000 TEENAGERS try ALCOHOL for the first time Come on. Just take ONE DRINK!
But we JUST DRINK FOR FUN! We don’t GET OUT OF HAND!
Nearly 32% of high school students have participated in HAZARDOUS DRINKING
What is HAZARDOUS DRINKING?
HAZARDOUS DRINKING is when one consumes 5 or more drinks. 1 2 3 4 5 HAZARDOUS
“ We are just doing what everyone else is. It’s not like we will always drink”.
Young people who begin drinking BEFORE AGE 15 are FOUR TIMES more likely to DEVELOP ALCOHOLISM than those who begin drinking at 21. Before During AFTER
ALCOHOL can…. DAMAGE YOUR LIVER
When you drink the ALCOHOL it goes into your stomach and is absorbed throughout your body
Before the ALCOHOL-LADEN blood enters your bloodstream it makes its way to the LIVER
The LIVER has to put away its normal activities in order to metabolize the ALCOHOL
The LIVER starts to store FAT instead of having your body use it and can change the cell structure of the LIVER all together
Cause your heart to beat so irregular that it just stops ALCOHOL can….
LOWER your sugar levels which can cause you to go into a COMA or have SEIZURES or eventually PANCREATITIS ALCOHOL can….
Impair your judgment ALCOHOL can….
Cause you to CHOKE ON YOUR own VOMIT! ALCOHOL can…. WOW! THAT’S ATTRACTIVE
Cause EMOTIONAL problems like ANXIETY and DEPRESSION ALCOHOL can….
ALCOHOL can…. Cause you to become ANGRY She looks like fun to be around
ALCOHOL can…. Lead to the USE OF OTHER DRUGS 66% of teenagers who reported using alcohol in a hazardous manner have also tried other drugs.
ALCOHOL can…. CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN
The GOOD CAUSES of ALCOHOL Is on the next slide
SO….. If you drink, WHY DO YOU DRINK?
Do you want to fit in?
Do you like the way it makes you FEEL?
Do you feel more like a grown up?
Does it feel exciting and give you a rush? ROAD TO NO WHERE
So if ALCOHOL CAUSES…
BRAIN DAMAGE WEIGHT GAIN ALCOHOLISM DEPRESSION ANXIETY PANCREATITUS STROKES HEART DISEASE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CANCER LIVER DISEASE CIRRHOSIS NERVE DAMAGE INFERTILITY LOSS OF BRAIN CELLS